The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued a notice to Congress Chief questioning his “Dual Citizenship”
A frivolous Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition to exclude Congress President Rahul Gandhi from contesting the Lok Sabha poll and becoming a Member of Parliament was dismissed by Supreme Court on Thursday. The ruling can be read at the end of this post. It clearly states the name of the petitioner and is not Dr. Subramanian Swamy as this tweet suggested:
As predicted by the great visionary, Dr. @Swamy39 jee, CNN-News18 Senior Editor @shreyadhoundial mistakes SC petition today on RG's citizenship as his petition! Dr. @Swamy39 is right as usual!! ??? pic.twitter.com/BFDAfu25Fh
— Dharma (@Dharma2X) May 9, 2019
After it was dismissed, even the Congress Party’s twitter handle, @INCIndia claimed the same!
SC hasn't dismissed any litigation by Dr @Swamy39 nor it has dismissed or nullified the MHA notice to @RahulGandhi it just dismissed a petition by someone who had no clue about this issue?♂️? now go & fly a kite ? picture abhi baaki hai? https://t.co/vUKEmFD62C
— Baburaj Varma (@baburajvarma) May 9, 2019
RaGa still needs to respond to MHA Notice
Earlier the Ministry of Home Affairs had issued a notice to Congress Chief questioning his “Dual Citizenship”. The notice was issued after the complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. The Ministry had asked the Congress President to give a “factual position”.
The party later released an original certificate of incorporation of the company (what they called it) quoted in MHA Notice and claimed that it clearly indicates that Gandhi is an Indian.
However, this does not give an excuse for Mr. Rahul Gandhi not to respond to the notice by the Home Ministry which was to be done within 15 days.
Also, the Congress scion had told Parliament’s Ethics Committee that he had never “sought or acquired British citizenship”, and that his “identity is that of an Indian” .
Mr. Jai Bhagwan Goyal filed the plea on the basis of an incorporation certificate of a defunct company (BACKOPS Limited) and the returns filed by it, which alleged that Congress Scion had acquired British Citizenship.
The petitioner alleged that EC should not allow Rahul Gandhi to contest the ongoing Lok Sabha elections from parliamentary constituencies he has decided to — Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Wayanad in Kerala. Since prima facie evidence in this regard has been produced before the home ministry .
The Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna dismissed the petition.
CJI Gogoi remarked, “Some company in some form has mentioned Rahul Gandhi as a British citizen, so does he become a British citizen? Dismissed 
Justice Deepak Gupta questioned the petitioner, as to why he has approached the court in 2019, although the incident came to light in 2015.
The question which arises here is, whether it is a sponsored petition to help Rahul Gandhi since at entry stage itself it is rejected
Dismissed plea in 2015
A PIL filed by a lawyer on the lookout for CBI investigation against Rahul Gandhi on November 30, 2015, for allegedly declaring himself a British Citizen before the Company Law Authorities in the UK.
At that time the court found it too “frivolous” and called it an attempt by the lawyer to start a “roving inquiry”. It said PIL pleas were not meant to target an individual or organisation but a medium to resolve human suffering through good governance.
The question which arises here is, whether it is a sponsored petition to help Rahul Gandhi since at entry stage itself it is rejected –So further cases can be difficult since the petition was rejected earlier in 2015 case which is quoted above.
There are chances that SC might have missed out considering that, in one of the forms Rahul Gandhi himself has filled up and signed. In all– the issue is not closed and the pot is boiling.
 Supreme Court junks plea questioning Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship – May 10, 2019, The Indian Express
 Citizenship row: SC dismisses plea seeking direction to debar Rahul Gandhi from contesting Lok Sabha polls – May 9, 2019, The Times Of India
 SC throws out plea to debar Rahul Gandhi from contesting polls – May 9, 2019, The Hindu
Copy of the ruling:
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